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The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) Paperback – May 1, 1980
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Elizabeth, a beautiful princess, lives in a castle and wears fancy clothes. Just when she is about to marry Prince Ronald, a dragon smashes her castle, burns her clothes with his fiery breath, and prince-naps her dear Ronald. Undaunted and presumably unclad, she dons a large paper bag and sets off to find the dragon and her cherished prince. Once she's tracked down the rascally reptile, she flatters him into performing all sorts of dragonly stunts that eventually exhaust him, allowing her to rescue Prince Ronald. But what does Prince Not-So-Charming say when he sees her? "You smell like ashes, your hair is all tangled and you are wearing a dirty old paper bag. Come back when you are dressed like a real princess." (At least he has the courtesy not to mention that the princess's crown resembles a dying sea anemone.) In any case, let's just say that Princess Elizabeth and Prince Ronald do not, under any circumstances, live happily ever after. Canadian author Robert Munsch celebrates feisty females everywhere with this popular favorite, and Michael Martchenko's scratchy, comical, pen-and-ink drawings capture the tongue-in-cheek quality of this read-aloud crowd pleaser. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Board book edition.
The tale of a princess who, although faced with adversity, saves the day and wins the prize. A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages. (Mari Farthing MetroFamily Magazine)
Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. (New York Times)
A great girl-power story. (Carol Sjostrom Miller Familyfun)
One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves. (Elizabeth Shaffer BC Parent)
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The Paper Bag Princess is a classic book that no child should ever grow up without, and I am shocked and appalled at how many people have never heard of it. Robert Munsch wrote a brilliant story, entirely original in concept and execution. Truly a classic. I am more than overjoyed to see this book back in print.
The Illustrations: The artwork in this book is 100% fantastic. I love the way Princess Elizabeth is depicted, and the dragon is full of personality and character. Michael Martchenko has infused his illustrations with expression and story telling. The pictures are the perfect fit for this book. By the way, this was his FIRST picture book project! Amazing.
If your childhood was deprived of this wonderful book, please do not bestow the same injustice on your own kids. This book is a must-have for any children's home library!
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I like to buy books with girl main characters for my daughter and thought this could be an interesting one. WRONG!Read more